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Hong Kong University of Science and Technology

About the Program

The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology is an international research university founded in 1991 with strong ties to global thought leaders and promoting interdisciplinary studies. HKUST is dedicated to educating well-rounded students to acquire a strong entrepreneurial spirit and innovative thinking. 

Please click the "View Website" button below to be redirected to their website for more information about the program.


Course of Study

*Students must maintain full-time status while abroad
Study is available within the School of Science and the School of Engineering. Students will also have the opportunity to interact and makes friends with their peers from around the globe.

*Study within the School of Engineering is for SBU students only. 

Please click the "View Course Information" button towards the bottom of the page to view the updated course listing published by the partner university.

This is an exchange program. Applications must be submitted to Stony Brook University first. Information regarding the next steps in the process will be distributed to students who have received formal nominations by their Exchange Advisor.

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Course Information


Hong Kong

Language of Instruction


Language Proficiency


Program Type

Exchange; Students may enroll in regular academic courses

Program Dates

Fall, Spring, Academic Year

Living Arrangements

Independent Arrangement (Dormitory style residence coordinated directly with the partner university)



School of Engineering *SBU students only

Other Requirements

Students must be matriculated in an undergraduate degree program.

Sophomores and above
Studies available through the School of Science and School of Engineering
*Some courses may be restricted

Application Deadline

Fall/academic year admission: February 1 (Application deadline has been extended to February 20)
Spring admission: August 15 

Candidates may be interviewed to determine their qualifications for participating and representing Stony Brook University abroad.

Program Cost

Application Fee


Tuition Rate

$3,235 per semester for NY residents


$11,855 per semester for non-residents

Program Fee

$750 per semester

Administrative Fee


International Health Insurance

$55 per month approximately. Note: The host university may also require a domestic health plan, and will send details regarding costs to students directly.

Other Fees

$3,200-$4,126 (approximately; Students pay room, board, books, transportation and other university fees directly to overseas university)

Travel Costs

$1,640-$2,040 (approximately; Students are responsible for their travel arrangements including airfare, visa costs)

Costs are estimates for planning purposes of the student and are subject to change at any point.

Housing arrangements are coordinated directly with the partner university. Cost will vary depending on accommodation types and personal preference.

Cost Comparison: The average cost for a full time Stony Brook Student including tuition, insurance, housing, and meal plan is approximately $10,445 in-state and $15,735 out-of-state.

Check Out HKUST's Video

Click here to view HKUST's YouTube video.

More Information

Grades earned in an exchange program WILL NOT calculate towards the cumulative GPA for SBU students.

Non-SBU students must contact their home university regarding their grade and credit transfer policy.

Links and Resources

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Contact Information

Jeanine Guilbeault-Leite
Exchange Advisor
International Academic Programs
Stony Brook University
E1340 Melville Library
Stony Brook, N.Y. 11794-3397
Tel: (631) 632-7030
Fax: (631) 632-1396
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